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ABC Bias and Reliability

Overall Score The following scores reflect ABC's overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology. Reliability: 49.47 Bias: -1.85 Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good. Bias scores for articles and shows ...Read more

ABC Bias and Reliability2019-10-03T22:44:24+00:00

Interactive Media Bias Chart Coming Soon!

If you’ve been following along with our work on the Media Bias Chart at Ad Fontes Media, you’ve probably heard that we are coming out with an interactive, online version, backed by thousands of rankings that our team of analysts recently completed. Just wanted to let you all know that we are working hard on ...Read more

Interactive Media Bias Chart Coming Soon!2019-10-03T22:41:22+00:00

Update #3 on the Media Bias Chart Ratings Project

  We’ve just wrapped up our first major data collection effort for the next edition of the Media Bias Chart, which will be interactive! Here are some highlights of what our dedicated team of analysts, coordinators, and developers accomplished, and what’s next: Each analyst completed over four hours of training on Ad Fontes’ methodology for ...Read more

Update #3 on the Media Bias Chart Ratings Project2019-10-03T22:41:03+00:00

A “Hate-For Profit Racket” That is Bad for Brands: An Apt Description of Much of the Media Landscape

Yesterday, Senator Elizabeth Warren declined to appear on a town hall for Fox News, and in her explanation for why, she pointed out three salient observations about our media landscape that are key to understanding what we are trying to do at Ad Fontes Media. Even if you do not politically align with Senator Warren, ...Read more

A “Hate-For Profit Racket” That is Bad for Brands: An Apt Description of Much of the Media Landscape2019-10-03T22:40:52+00:00

NeoCortix News Aggregator Chooses Sources from the Top of the Media Bias Chart

Quite a few people have asked if there are any news aggregators or apps that just serve up the best news sources from the top of the Media Bias Chart, and I'm happy to say that now there is a great one out there! We didn't make it, but we really like it. NeoCortix News ...Read more

NeoCortix News Aggregator Chooses Sources from the Top of the Media Bias Chart2019-10-03T22:39:07+00:00

The Mueller Report Headlines Across the Spectrum: How Junk News and Bias Keeps Us In Parallel Universes

For your convenience, here are website headlines from across the media landscape from this morning, the day after the full (redacted) Mueller Report was released. Most people don't visit 40 news sites about one story to compare bias and quality, but that's one of the things we do here, so we hope it helps you ...Read more

The Mueller Report Headlines Across the Spectrum: How Junk News and Bias Keeps Us In Parallel Universes2019-10-03T22:37:21+00:00

The Media Bias Chart Content Ratings Research Project

Ad Fontes Media is proud to announce its first extensive multi-analyst content ratings research project! Since the first Media Bias Chart was launched, people have been asking for more data and transparency about the news source ratings. Within the next two weeks, we are kicking off a project to provide exactly that. During this project, ...Read more

The Media Bias Chart Content Ratings Research Project2019-02-16T22:21:13+00:00

When Negative Coverage Is Not Necessarily Biased Coverage

A common complaint of President Trump and others in the GOP is that a high percentage of media coverage of him is “negative.” The official GOP Twitter account often tweets about this, sometimes citing a statistic from a Harvard study stating that over 90% of media coverage of Trump is negative. This, the President and ...Read more

When Negative Coverage Is Not Necessarily Biased Coverage2019-02-03T00:38:46+00:00

The big BuzzFeed News story and how it impacts its ranking on the Media Bias Chart

BuzzFeed News just came out with a big story entitled "President Trump Directed His Attorney Michael Cohen to Lie to Congress About the Moscow Project," which has been disputed by the Special Counsel's office. Whenever a single major news org reports a big, exclusive, consequential story, which is not shortly verified by other major outlets, ...Read more

The big BuzzFeed News story and how it impacts its ranking on the Media Bias Chart2019-01-19T21:59:04+00:00

Do You Want to Be an Analyst for the Media Bias Chart?

Are you interested in becoming an analyst for the Media Bias Chart Project? We are currently recruiting analysts for the next phase of the project, which will run for about 10 weeks in early 2019. Applications are due December 8, 2018, at 11:59 pm MST. We are looking for a diverse group of individuals with ...Read more

Do You Want to Be an Analyst for the Media Bias Chart?2018-12-01T20:50:48+00:00
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